Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Climate Change, the Cryosphere, and Rising Sea Levels
A classroom/laboratory activity that introduces the relationship between climate and the cryosphere, explains how sea-level rise can be predicted (based on average global temperature change), and triggers a discussion on the potential impacts of sea-levelRead more.
Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Determining Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the rate of sea-level rise and the response of shorelines to sea-level change.Read more.
Visualization: The Effects of Sea-level Rise on the Coast of California
An interactive visualization to observe and understand the possible effects of sea-level rise and different storm scenarios on the coast of California.Read more.
Visualization: If Global Temperature Rises by 4 °C
An interactive visualization to observe the effects of a global temperature increase of 4 °C on human health, agriculture, forests, oceans and marine ecosystems, permafrost, water availability, and extreme climate events.Read more.
Visualization: Melting Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise
An interactive visualization to explore the effects of melting ice sheets and the resulting sea level rise on coastal areas.Read more.
Reading: Changes in Intensity and Frequency of Hurricanes
A reading to learn about recent changes in hurricane activity, specifically in the Atlantic.Read more.
Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Statistical Methods to Determine Trends in Hurricane Intensity
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about linear slope, trends, confidence intervals, and Student’s t-distribution by calculating trends and uncertainties using hurricane data records over 40 years.Read more.
Video: Rising Sea Surface Temperature and Hurricane Intensity
A video to learn about hurricanes as heat engines, and the possible effects of increasing sea surface temperature on the intensity and frequency of hurricanes.Read more.